Ashley has big game as Islanders’ woes continue

Jason Simmonds
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Charlottetown's QMJHL team has now lost eight straight games

CHARLOTTETOWN – Darcy Ashley of Brooklyn, P.E.I., helped contribute to the Charlottetown Islanders’ woes in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League on Sunday.

Halifax Mooseheads forward Darcy Ashley.

Ashley had a goal, two assists and was named the second star in leading the Halifax Mooseheads to a 4-1 road victory, handing the Islanders their eighth straight loss.

The Islanders also lost 6-3 to the Quebec Remparts on Saturday night.

The Islanders, who started the year with five straight wins, fell to 13-16-1-3 (won-lost-overtime losses-shootout losses) while the Mooseheads improved to 23-10-0-1.

The Islanders will look for their first win since Nov. 16  on Wednesday, when the Moncton Wildcats visit Eastlink Centre. Ironically, the Islanders’ last win on Nov. 16 came against the Wildcats.

Before 2,102 fans at Eastlink Centre, the Mooseheads outshot the Islanders 41-23, including period advantages of 14-8, 12-8 and 15-7.

The teams were tied 1-1 after the first period, and the Mooseheads took a 2-1 cushion into the final frame.

Nikolaj Ehlers (1-2), Timo Meier (1-1) and Andrew Ryan (1-1) also scored for Halifax. Ashley’s goal came into an empty net at 18:29 of the third period.

Matej Beran netted the lone Charlottetown goal.

Zachary Fucale earned the goaltending win while Antoine Bibeau took the loss.


Organizations: Islanders, Eastlink Centre

Geographic location: Charlottetown

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